A reduction in the amount or level of something.
• To Slash
To very much reduce something.
Something that encourages a person to do something.
• To Pinch
To tightly press something.
A substance or product that can be traded, bought, or sold.
• Wiggle Room
The freedom or opportunity to do something, or to change your mind and do something differently if that is what is needed.
• To Make Up
To provide something, esp. an amount that reaches a total.
Source: Wall Street Journal